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The Humanities Research Center presents Cornel West, Ph.D., one of America’s most prominent public intellectuals and a tireless champion of racial justice, at the Stuart C. Siegel Center. West will give a talk titled "Invoking Our Collective Memory." This event is co-sponsored by the Office of the President, the Division for Inclusive Excellence and the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs. For more information, contact Richard Godbeer at .

The VCU Office of Continuing and Professional Education will host a FREE GRE® Strategy Workshop in the Academic Learning Commons, in Room 1104. For more information contact Liz Fillman at, or visit For more information, contact Liz Fillman at or (804) 827-9341 or visit

This week

VCU’s interdisciplinary doctoral program in Media Art & Text (MATX) hosts its annual faculty lecture series, the Cornis-Pope Lecture in Media Art & Text, at The Depot. This year's lecture is "Theatre History, Microhistory: The Curious Career of Robert Craig" delivered by Noreen Barnes, Ph.D., director of graduate studies, Department of Theatre. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Eric Garberson at or (804) 828-7295 or visit

VCU Women's Soccer takes on Virginia Tech at Sports Backers Stadium. The event will feature a "Labor Day Cookout "offering a special barbecue concession menu, and the first 50 fans age 18 and older will receive a free BBQ platter. Kids' activities will be available throughout the game. Faculty/staff can purchase discounted $4 tickets with valid ID. For more information, please contact For more information, contact Greg Moon at

Coming up

Massey Cancer Center invites patients, survivors and caregivers to start an art journal and doodle, write, paint and scrapbook in North Hospital, Linen-Powell Patient Resource Library. All journals and materials will be provided, as well as guided ideas for inspiration. Unicia Buster, VCU Arts in Healthcare, will facilitate. This free event is offered second and fourth Thursday of the month. For more information, contact Heather Martin at or (804) 828-8709.

VCU Dance presents the 2015 Dance on Camera film screening at the Grace Street Theater, 934 West Grace Street. Tickets are $8 for the general public and $5 for students, available at the door. Dance on Camera is an annual screening of dance films selected from the Dance Films Association Dance on Camera tour, as well as from independent artists. Films from around the world address issues such as mass incarceration and sexual assault survival, as well as the pure love of dance. For more information, contact Lea Marshall at or (804) 828-2020. For more information, contact Lea Marshall at or (804) 828-2020 or visit

The Center for Clinical and Translational Research hosts the seminar series "Bioinformatics 101" this September through November on Tuesdays at the Egyptian Building. The free series holds the goal of introducing attendees to a range of bioinformatics concepts and applications. To register, visit For more information, contact Amy Olex at or visit


FLC Opportunity: Dissemination of Research Findings Using Web-based Technologies

The Division of Community Engagement announces a faculty learning community (FLC) that will explore web-based technologies and practices that support the translation and dissemination of research findings, and their broader impact on scholarship. This FLC will be grounded in a community-engaged framework to enable researchers to produce results that can be directly translated to a variety of stakeholders. Applications are open through September 11, 2015. For more information, contact Valerie Holton at For more information, contact Valerie Holton at or visit

National Suicide Prevention Month

University Counseling Services invites the university community to participate in a series of activities during National Suicide Prevention Month from September 3 through October 2. To learn more about suicide prevention and how you can help, community members can stop by tabling events throughout the month in the Student Commons and the Larrick Student Center. For more information, contact Joy Bressler at (804) 828-6200 or For more information, contact Joy Bressler at or (804) 828-6200.

Interim Policy on Sexual Misconduct/Violence and Sex/Gender Discrimination open for public comment

VCU's Interim Policy on Sexual Misconduct/Violence and Sex/Gender Discrimination is open for public comment until Thursday, October 1. This policy applies to the entire university community and is critical to the university's efforts to prevent and address prohibited conduct including sexual assault, partner or relationship violence, stalking, and sexual harassment. Please review the policy in the VCU policy library (in the policies open for public comment) and offer comment by October 1. For more information, contact Equity and Access Services at For more information, contact Equity and Access Services at

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